Parish Life

Events and Programs

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  • 2017-10-22 Pumpkin Carving On Sunday, October 22nd, the Youth of St. John’s sponsor the Pumpkin Carving/Pumpkin Party in the Parish Hall following the 10:15 service. Please bring your own pumpkin. Carving tools, paints, and candles will be provided. There will also be Halloween sugar cookies to decorate (& eat!), and punch to drink. All are ...
  • 2017-10-29 Harvest Festival The Harvest Festival is an annual West Seattle community event that celebrates fall. This year it will be held Sunday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. SJB will host a tent and invite children to stop by and make vegetable and flower seed packets to plant in their own gardens. ...
  • 2017-11-04 Books and Bricks Annual Fundraiser Save the Date: Saturday, November 4, for the Books & Bricks Annual Fundraiser A fun evening of food and entertainment! Please mark your calendar now for the Books Annual Fundraiser to be held in St. John’s Parish Hall on Saturday, November 4, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Everyone is invited!  More information will come soon. To learn more about this ministry: ...
  • 2017-11-05 All Saints’ Sunday This year’s very festive celebration of the saints on All Saints Sunday will include a commemoration of the departed, especially those with whom we have a personal bond. In 2013 we began the practice of inviting members and friends to write the names of their departed loved ones in the Saint John the Baptist’ Book of ...
  • 2017-11-18 Mission to Seafarers’ Ditty Bag Day The Mission to Seafarers will be hosting their annual Ditty Bag Day where we pack collected toiletry items and hand knit hats into bags for seafarers. We are collecting donations of soap, shampoo, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, calendars, and knit hats and bags for the event. Pick up a list, at the Information Center, of ...
  • 2017-11-19 Newcomer’s Reception All newcomers to St. John the Baptist are invited to join Kate and Joel Wesch at their home for a reception with light beverages and snacks, on Sunday, November 19, from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Wesch Residence. This is a family friendly gathering, bring the whole family! Please RSVP to the parish office if you ...
  • Weekly Watercolor Painting Workshop The first gathering is Monday, September 11, from 10:00 am ‘til Noon.

Announcements

  • Artwork needed for the 2017 St. John’s Christmas Card Calling all Artists (any age!) This is an invitation to everyone in the parish to be part of this parish tradition by submitting original artwork for the St. John’s 2017 Christmas Card. The deadline for turning in original artwork is Sunday, November 5. Look for the pink sheet in the Information Center in ...
  • Weekly Watercolor Painting Workshop The first gathering is Monday, September 11, from 10:00 am ‘til Noon.
  • Diaper Drive Help our young neighbors in need by donating diapers and wipes.
  • Helping our neighbors in need: West Seattle Thriftway donates 1% of all receipts to the West Seattle Food Bank. A collection carton for receipts in is the Narthex.
  • 2017 Parish Profile The recently completed parish profile is available.
  • 2017 Financial Stewardship Information for ways to donate or pledge on-going support to the parish.
  • Support Local Food Banks Food and financial donations to help our local food banks can be brought to St. John’s.
  • Helping the Homeless at Camp Second Chance Donations of winter clothing items are sought for the homeless folks at Camp Second Chance.
  • News from West Seattle Interfaith Network & SJB Homeless Workers Starting in December, SJB will begin collecting items for Camp Second Chance, located on Meyers Way SW, just south of the LDS Meetinghouse.  The Seattle Police Department has assigned Officer Todd Weibke, to the West Seattle area as a monitor of the homeless camps, issues, and help.  He also monitors Alki and greenbelt areas.  Officer ...
  • Act Locally: Help those in need Every Saturday, 12-2 PM, a group of people from West Seattle churches serve “a meal/a smile/and donations” in White Center. This all happens in the parking lot on south side of Bartells at SW Roxbury & 15 Ave SW.  More helpers are needed. The homeless folks receiving are in so much need and your presence ...
  • Clergy Line-up We are welcoming a variety of voices to our Sunday celebration of the Eucharist during this interim time.
  • Make Rag Rugs with the Arts and Crafts Co-op There are lots of fun ways to help with this worthwhile project.
  • Southside Garden-Labyrinth Saint John has begun work on a labyrinth and contemplative garden to the south of the church, between the building and Hanford Street.
  • Get Creative with the Arts and Crafts Co-op! Arts & Crafts Co-op is making Rag Rugs — Get creative with us! No experience required.
  • Yarn needed for Threads of Love The Threads of Love ministry at St. John’s makes and donates handmade items to Seattle Children’s Hospital: blankets, hats, ditty bags, burial outfits, booties, and some therapy balls.
  • Assisting Homeless and Low Income Youth in West Seattle St. John’s has pledged support to low income and homeless youth at Chief Sealth International High School.
  • Food Bank Wish List Bring contributions to the baskets in the narthex. Always Needed: Protein, Canned Meats/Tuna, Canned Vegetables, Beans (Canned or Dry), Canned Soup, Canned Fruit, Pasta, Baby Food & Formula…